Originally Posted by chrisgraff
The line6 won't sound quite as good as an analog delay, especially a tape delay. However, tap-tempo & three memory locations, are worth the small sacrifice (for touring anyway).
The Line6 DL4 is a great idea that's unfortunately not fully realized.
The tap tempo function is great but it's limited to the sound that's in use. In other words: You can tap in the tempo for the song but if you want to change to another presets (say, for the solo) then you need to start all over again.
This is a MAJOR drawback and since there are so many sounds available, I also don't understand why there are only 3 presets.
The sounds are good...as long as you don't compare them to the real thing.
I just bought a new Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man. The DL4 has a model of it but sonically it's just no contest.
Superfically the model is very close but in an actual playing situation you'll immedeately 'feel' the difference. The Memory Man has such a nice vibe and lets you 'halo' the notes without getting in the way. With the DL4 I'm always conscious of playing an emulation, the delays are more pristine/clinical and tend to get in the way unless exactly timed to the track.
Personally, I'm getting back to using a few dedicated pedals. Multi-effects and modelers are great on quantity but lacking in quality.
Tremolo-wise I really do recommend the Electro Harmonix Pulsar, incredible vibe and perfect for going beneath the beaten track. (Although it DOES work as a 'classic' Fender tremolo too)